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The Resource The Quintland Sisters

The Quintland Sisters

Label
The Quintland Sisters
Title
The Quintland Sisters
Statement of responsibility
Shelley Wood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A historical novel that will enthrall you... I was utterly captivated..." — Joanna Goodman, author of The Home for Unwanted Girls For fans of Sold on a Monday or The Home for Unwanted Girls, Shelley Wood's novel tells the story of the Dionne Quintuplets, the world's first identical quintuplets to survive birth, told from the perspective of a midwife in training who helps bring them into the world. Reluctant midwife Emma Trimpany is just 17 when she assists at the harrowing birth of the Dionne quintuplets: five tiny miracles born to French farmers in hardscrabble Northern Ontario in 1934. Emma cares for them through their perilous first days and when the government decides to remove the babies from their francophone parents, making them wards of the British king, Emma signs on as their nurse. Over 6,000 daily visitors come to ogle the identical “Quints” playing in their custom-built playground; at the height of the Great Depression, the tourism and advertising dollars pour in. While the rest of the world delights in their sameness, Emma sees each girl as unique: Yvonne, Annette, Cécile, Marie, and Émilie. With her quirky eye for detail, Emma records every strange twist of events in her private journals
Summary
Attending the birth of the Dionne quintuplets in 1934 Ontario, a teen midwife witnesses an explosive custody dispute between the government and family members involving the quintuplets' exploitation as curiosities
Theme
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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10761390
Cataloging source
BT
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1971-
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Wood, Shelley
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biographical Fiction
  • Family Sagas
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Quintland Sisters
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_593477
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062839114
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Quintland Sisters
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_593477
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062839114
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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